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Last Open Call of IRSUS in 2018

Our third Open Call (and last one this year) opens on 3rd December, and we encourage all Innovation Radar innovators to join in and not miss this opportunity. We are working with about a hundred innovators, who have applied to receive IRSUS services, but we would like to support more outstanding SMEs, start-ups, research organizations

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Why should you vote in the Innovation Radar prize competition?

The European Commission has launched a competition to identify Europe’s top future innovators. The public is invited to vote for their favourite among 50 nominees who have been developing innovations through EU-funded projects. The finalists come from every corner of Europe, from SMEs, universities and start-ups and are delivering a diverse set of scientific and

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IMAGINARY PROMOTES REHABILITATION GAMES CO-DESIGNED WITH PATIENTS

REHABILITY is the suite of serious games co-designed with specialists and patients post stroke, with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson disease. A best practice connected health solution, REHABILITY allows patients to take part in rehabilitation therapy both within a specialist facility and from home with continuous remote medical support. It combines physical with cognitive exercise (simultaneously

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Why you should apply to IRSUS open call?

We have opened a new call, aiming to support innovators spotted in the Innovation Radar tool by the European Commission. It will be opened until the 15th of October and we expect innovators to join in. There are many reasons why you should apply. First, we have put in place a number of services totally

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IRSUS portfolio is live

IRSUS portfolio is a collection of some of the best innovations you can find in the Innovation Radar. The portfolio includes companies developing hedge technologies in sectors of large demand and growth potential. Being part of IRSUS portfolio is a showcase to potential investors, business angels, venture capitalists, corporate venture capitalists, and large corporates seeking

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IRSUS Project is the finalist of the .eu Web Awards

On the 21st of November, award ceremony of the .eu Web Awards – an online competition, launched in 2014 and designed to acknowledge the best websites, using the .eu or. ею extensions –  will be held in Brussels. The award was launched in 2014 by EURid and has five different categories: Leaders, Rising Stars, Laurels,

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A QUARTER OF WEBINARS AND TRAININGS

On May 2018 IRSUS Consortium launched the first round of webinars and trainings addressed to Innovators across Europe. IRSUS – Innovation Radar Support Services Consortium starts its first series of webinars and training sessions with the objective to bridge the gaps faced by innovators (research teams, SMEs, spinoffs & start-ups) in reaching the market with a

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Technology first, need second?

Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash Technology first, need second? The value of a commercial approach during innovation processes Looking back, a lot of radical, society-altering innovations like telecommunications, airplanes or electricity emerged from a technology-first approach and provided solutions before humanity even knew the problem. But can radical innovations serve as a role model

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Insights from the Innovation Radar

IRSUS is the perfect example on how the Innovation Radar tool can provide a myriad of significant insights about research and their market-results in the EU. Following our approach of understanding the innovators and their innovators we have come a little closer to the facts and running our own tests we have discovered very interesting

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What comes after the first IRSUS Open Call?

On 15 June we have opened our first Open Call for Innovation Radar projects, targeting research teams, SMEs, spin-offs and start-ups. We aimed to find innovative companies and entrepreneurs, who want to reach the market with their products and services contributing to the competitiveness of Europe. In order to participate in the call, they were

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MERLIN: Helping today’s researchers create tomorrow’s enterprises

Funding in ICT project under FP7 and H2020 totals over 11.000 million € by the end of the current work programme. Stimulated and supported by these programs, many researchers in universities, institutes and SMEs have worked hard on developing new ground breaking technologies and disruptive services. But when it comes to commercialise the results or

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Is crowdequity a solution for innovators?

Equity-based crowdfunding is growing rapidly, and it is increasingly considered as a co-investment option for other types of investors (more than 40% of UK angels co-invest with platforms). Crowd financing platforms are associated to low potential type of retail, arts and crafts businesses, but this in changing rapidly. Could it be an option for high-tech

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IRSUS training sessions ready to start

Innovation Radar – IRSUS training sessions ready to start IRSUS Consortium launches a top class training program aimed at supporting EU Innovation Radar SMEs, spin off and start ups, to boost the growth of their projects. IRSUS Consortium is pleased to announce the calendar of 2018 training program, with sessions available from 15th May until

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Overcome the “tyranny” of pitching

Overcome the “tyranny” of pitching Raising equity finance is often a challenge for high-tech entrepreneurs. However, a recent survey revealed that angel investors consider the presence of disruptive technologies and/or high-potential innovations as very relevant when they analyze potential investment. Why is attracting investors so difficult for science-based entrepreneurs and startups even if both sides

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Innovation Radar launched at Digital Day

On April 10th at Digital Day, the European Commission launched the EU’s Innovation Radar (IR) with the goal of bringing EU funded innovations to the market, fast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKz4wwCyUBY&feature=youtu.be The Innovation Radar (IR) is an EC initiative focused on the identification of high potential innovations and the key innovators behind them in FP7, CIP and Horizon

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Meet IRSUS at Startup Olé

Startup Olé will be held in Salamanca between 17-19 April 2018. With more than 300 speakers, 500 startups, 80 investors, and accelerators, Startup Olé has become a benchmark event for the international tech-entrepreneurial ecosystem. Startups being at the center of the event, it provides a great opportunity for them to showcase their projects and network

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IRSUS will attend the Digital Day 2018

Digital Day 2018 will take place in Brussels on 10th April 2018. This one-day event will bring together high-level stakeholders in the fields of digital technology and telecommunication. The event is organised by the European Commission under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event will count with different sessions on

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Knowledge Pills: How can Innovations Achieve Market Success?

The obstacles of turning ideas into business There are several reasons why many great innovations never reach the market. Seemingly outstanding ideas never become products, and even if they do, they do not achieve market success. Oftentimes, the lack of funding plays a big role in ideas getting stuck in the planning or development phase,

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